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. >> the clerk: item 7. action item reconciliation of kaiser medicare rate. >> good afternoon, neale kosher. nice to see everyone again. i'm going to walk you through the document labeled kaiser medicare rate final rate for 2014. when we met on june 13th of this year, we stated that the medicare advantage rates for kaiser were preliminary, that we needed to get additional information brought to kaiser. they cooked the final rates and they would let you know at that time. as soon as we knew what they were and then we can talk about how we decide what to do whether they would have to be higher, the rates or lower. we always hope because of the timing and everything comes in better and there is money to be appropriated in some fashion for the cost of the rates. we finalized everything in the system. that is done to be clear on that part. so what happened was kaiser did their magic and got their final numbers and our number we posted at the 14th of june was $346.45. the final number is $344. that saves the city $2.8 million. which is a very good thing. they do their calculations. >> the city and thr
the flexcare platinum. new from philips sonicare. medicare open enrollment. of year again. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare an important message for an important message for americans eligible for medicare. the annual enrollment period is now open. now is the time to find the coverage that's right for you ...at the right price. the way to do that is to explore your options. you can spend hours doing that yourself ... or you can call healthmarkets, and let us do the legwork for you - with no cost or obligation. we'll search a variety of plans from nationally recognized companies to find the coverage that's the best fit for you, at a price that fits your budget. and we'll do it at no charge to you. you can talk to us over the phone ... or meet with a local licensed representative in person. why pay a penny more than
security and medicare. that i think is the rub. that is where the political conflict is sharpest and is going to remain sharpist. >> nice to see both of you. thanks so much. >>> up next, cutting noodles and cuts costs. a chinese inventors future solution to rises costs in the kitchen. are jobs at stake as robots hit the workforce? imagine this? >> i said, sell. sell it now. >> five hours. >> sell all of it. >> is this progress? >> what are you talking about google? what is this internet? >> progress with another chance to kick you with fees for flying? an important message for an important message for americans eligible for medicare. the annual enrollment period is now open. now is the time to find the coverage that's right for you ...at the right price. the way to do that is to explore your options. you can spend hours doing that yourself ... or you can call healthmarkets, and let us do the legwork for you - with no cost or obligation. we'll search a variety of plans from nationally recognized companies to find the coverage that's the best fit for you, at a price that fits your
. there are seniors who have left hundreds of dollars of savings on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors whoompare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. an important message for an important message for americans eligible for medicare. now is the time to find the coverage that's right for you ... at the right price. the way to do that is to explore your options. you can spend hours doing that yourself ... or you can call healthmarkets ... and let us do the legwork for you - with no cost or obligation. we'll search a variety of plans from nationally recognized companies to find the coverage that's the best fit for you ... at a price that fits your budget. and we'll do it at no charge to you. a a >>> time for a quick check of the headlines now, taxpayers on the hook for $13
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call it. the group is tasked with finding ways to cut medicare costs with what critics are calling almost god-like powers. and according to my next guest almost zero accountability will be had to the people. elizabeth, good to see you. this is the panel that led to the sarah palin claim of death panels, which was then maligned and so on. but this is a group that's going to control costs of medicare tell us why what harry reid did yesterday is so important to this group. >> yeah, it's an amazing power move because basically what it's going to allow the president to do is to appoint these 15 members of the ipab with a simple 51-vote majority in the senate rather than the usual 60. and that's a real game changer because that's going to allow the president to put the most radical people on this important board that does have these god-like powers. so you can have someone with very radical views about health care rationing, about how or how much to pay providers, and that's going to have big effects for seniors. >> we don't have anybody beyond the board yet. harry reid made it easier fo
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. ♪ ♪ there are seniors who have left hundreds of dollars of savings on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. >>> president kennedy has been given a blood chance fusion in an effort to save his life after he and governor connally were shot in an assassination attempt. a priest was ordered and supplies rushed through the hospital. >> the president's car sped to the hospital where doctors raced to trama room one. dr. jones was the first to see him and john connally was riding in the motorcade. you were in the white house bus behind the limousine itself. i suppose the question for both of you off the top, how does feel to have been involved so directly in an event of such magnitude. first to you julian? >> it's an event we did
exchanges, docrs will take home significantly less in reimbursements than private companies or even medicare. at 40 buck as visit, clearly this could have a impact on quality of your health care. joining us cato institute health care expert mike cannon. we have economist peter morici. mike, do these numbers surprise you? i mean i think that there was anticipation of a cut in costs but for typical office visit, private insurance would pay $60. if you'rehe obama exchange, those doctors could get 40. what is the impact of that? >> i don't know what the prices to be charged for any of these services and neither does anyone else but you'veeard about rate ock. this is where everyone sees, well, a lot of people see their premiums going up und obamacare. there will be this wave of trage over quality shocks. one of those is doc shock. the way they're trying to keep premiums from even higher is by squeezing payments to doctors and other providers, in these health plans, which is fine. i want health care prices to fall. that should be, as a result of consumers putting downward pressure on prices and, f
presented a plan that would help reform medicare. orrin hatch presented a plan that would act really reform medicaid. the partisan politics need to stop. >> all right, we got to go. angela mcgowan, good to have you back. richard, always good to have you, sir. you can see -- by the way, richard and everyone watching, you can see angela with us at noon tomorrow, noon eastern time. thank you both for your perspective. good day to you. >>> charges may have been dropped against those two girls who were accused of bullying their fellow classmate. now we are learning that the family of this young girl who jumped to her death may be heading to court. do they have a case against the family on civil grounds? our legal panel will join me to weigh in, next. >> they weren't charged with the murder of rebecca, they were charged with stalking her, with tormenting her, with harassing her, and we have a lot of evidence to prove exactly that. hey wayn quick question... did you try restarting it? no, not that. i was thinng about getting a tablet aa gift... verizon has tablets. accessing brn information... yes
. >> reporter: today, social security is one of the government's most popular programs. so is medicare. but a 1962 gallup poll shows that was not always the case. a year before that, a future president warned against socialized medicine. >> you and i are going to spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it once was like in america when men were free. >> the former president -- >> reporter: but with harry truman at his side, lbj signed medicare into law. its rollout was smooth, thanks in part to intense planning. in a 1966 memo, president johnson wrote, quote, perhaps never except in mobilizing for war has the government made such extensive preparations for any undertaking. so is that where the obama administration fell short? >> many of the comparisons between medicare and obama care are misplaced. what the johnson administration was trying to do was much simpler administratively. >> reporter: not to mention technologically. >> we're so beholden to computers, and we have such faith in technology to solve our problems. but some of the problems are ess
nature. medicare pays $90 of that. but for the same thing, the exchange plans are offering around $60 to $70. more upsetting to some doctors, they feel these rate reductions aren't being clearly spelled out, not being transparent. separately, the obama administration is pushing back the enrollment dates for the exchanges by eight more days. this means the new deadline to sign up is now december 23rd. anyone picking up a plan by then will be covered as of january 1. next year's deadline will be november 15th, 2014, instead of october 15th. there are some cynics that say the pushes in enrollment pushes it right back to after the mid-term elections. instead, larry, of just before it. back over to you. >> gee, you think it has something to do with the elections? how about that? dominic chu, cynic supreme. i want to start on these dramatically slashed doctors' fees. every day the true cost of obama care becomes clearer. here the doctors get squeezed performing the same services for bargain-basement prices. so much for keeping your doctor if you like him. i don't know. i fear the death of t
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healthcare.gov from an i.t. official with the centers for medicare and medicaid sentences -- services. the hearing ran about 2.5 hours. >> good morning. i convened this hearing to talk about healthcare.gov. americans want to know the answers to two simple questions -- is my information secure if i use healthcare.gov, why should i believe the administration that it is the echo it has been nearly 50 years since the launch of healthcare.gov, and the website is not function at an acceptable level. this is in spite the numerous problems and assurances the public was given by the administration leading up to and over several months leading up to the launch of the website. this committee heard directly from secretaries to bilious -- lius,ecretary sebei tavener, and cohen that they would be ready by october 1. those projections were not just limited to the website. we've also been routinely promised the website with a thin that americans -- was safe and that americans information was secure. tavener toles testing was to begin in october of last year and testing was to compete -- to be complet
and deputy director of the office of information and services for medicare and medicaid, who has been identified numerous times as the chief person in charge of repairing this website at the cms level was not aware of this document. to me that is what is shocking. when we made aware of this reaching document? -- of this greeting document? >> i think i was aware that some document was being prepared. towards the end when the briefing was occurred i was not a part of them. >> were you aware that mckinsey had been hired to come in and thecally troubleshoot status of the website? >> i don't think they were brought into troubleshoot, i think they were brought in to make an assessment by conducting various interviews with key stakeholders. >> did this group ever talk to you? >> yes. >> so, they did come in and at least visited with you. >> they interviewed me before. >> once, twice, i doesn't? >> at least two times from what i can recall. >> since you have been made --re of the document >> i was not made aware of the document. i was interviewed by the team that put that together. when the d
reimbursements and it cut 700 billion out of medicare, too, is because you have got to pay all the irs agents. you have got to pay all the navigators. all of these bureaucrats, all of these technocrats abusive irs agents. they have to be paid. new irs employees over a billion dollars that won't go for mammograms and pap smears and the things that will really help people. instead it will go to irs agents. >> there is a cost to healthcare yourself as you are pointing out. >> exactly. >> thank you, congressman. great to talk to you this morning. >> thank you. you are very articulate at 6:20 eastern time. i'm impressed louie gohmert. >> the school district not allows students to say the pledge of allegiance because they claim it takes too much time. major update on that story. and they have had it for 17 years. thanks to government regulation, a family is being forced to tear up their vegetable garden or pay a hefty fine. they are fighting back. they join us next with their story. ♪ heard it through "the grapevine" ♪ would you be mine ♪ baby, baby ♪ i heard it through "the grapevine." tar
. ask your doctor about axiron. medicare open enrollment. of year again. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. >>> perhaps you noticed, alex rodriguez was full of fireworks at a contentious hearing at his appeal of his 211 game suspension. the hearing ended thursday without the baseball star after he stormed out earlier in the week. a-rod is fighting the suspension, which was handed down with the ac
: actually, that's me. don't give money to beggars like me. governments must spend more. >> medicare, medicaid, social security. john: this government really helps the poor. >> everybody in cleveland. >>y any measurement this is not working. john: i am glad more people figure that out. >> commerce, entrepreneurial capitalism takes more people out of poverty. john: even some in the mainstream media. >> if you're waiting for the government you're going to be in for an awful long way. john: if they get it may be seen more people will realize there are better ways to give. real charity. that is our show tonight. ♪ >> and now. ♪ john: what is real charity? people are in trouble after a disaster or simply when people are poor. americans instead is to think amount and government help. after all, who will help those people is not government? libertarians argue that private charity would step in. individuals really choosing to help. but with enough of us up? most people say no. that is why liberals lik newsday columnist say when it comes to helping the need, that is mostly gernment's job.
. happy. happy. happy. happy. happy happy. i love logistics. medicare open enrollment. of year again. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare >>> this is the ar-15 rifle. it is a semiautomatic rifle. it is the civilian version of the m-16. i don't know anybody who doesn't own one practically in my circle. i was for 20 years an opera singer. then i was a symphony conductor when i retired from the stage, so i'm not your typical gun nut. i am about liberty. liberty is my game. >> this is a second amendment flag. the flag has a lot of meaning to me. you know, the second amendment, you know, is under assault right now. by the liberal left. and basically people that want to have gun control laws i don't think they realize they're trouncing all over our flag and our constitution. >> i'm not against the second amendment. preserv
and dr. scott gottlieb's, former policy for centers for medicare and medicaid services. welcome to you both. i will start with you. let me read you what the obamacare administration is saying about what is essentially a 30 day delay. they say it is to give insurers the benefit of more time to evaluate there experiences during the 2014 plan year and allow them to take into account those who may enroll late including young adults before setting 2015 rates. >> that is probably right because the insurers are going to have a hard time submitting bids. >> there were not going to have a lot to go on. the administration is worried. this hurts consumers. there will have to wait. gerri: calling mekeptical. this is a bold political bid not to get in trouble at the election polls. what do you say? >> it think? getting that is absolutely right. when i talked to democrats on capitol, what they're telling me is that love to put this off after the 2014 election. i think that the eire law may actually be delayed. gerri: really? the government is saying there is no way we will do that. what is your evid
. on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. i'm bethand i'm michelle. and we own the paper cottage. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts, that's why we have ink. we like being in business because we like being creative, we like interacting with people. so you have time to focus on the things you love. ink from chase. so you can. >>> as we told you at the top of the program, the focus in dallas was on the slain president but there was another kill income dallas that day. a 39-year-old
had signups for medicare even though the state of georgia didn't go ahead and create its own exchange. you didn't expand medicare in your state. what would be the budgetary impact in the state of georgia? >> well, i think, i have heard that other states across the board, that the people, where they have increased their medicare roles to 136% of the federal poverty level, people who go into the exchange are shuttled off into medicaid, now, we did not increase our medicaid rolls to the federal poverty level, yet we expect to see more and more people be told they're eligible for medicaid and in georgia we have to pay 43% of that, the government pays 56.4%. of all of those new medic aid enrollees. >> ralph hudgens, georgia state insurance commissioner, thank you for being us with us. >> thank you. >>> up next the president's favorite answer in the face of scandal remains "i did not." robbi ludwig will join me to tell us how this man can mislead and deceive the american people in an ongoing manner, what is he thinking? >>> joining us now to assess the obama psyche, dr. robi ludwig. >> grea
teacher next. vo: it's that time of year again. medicare open enrollment. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare >>> there was a note found next to the body. philip chism has been arrested for murder, rape, armed robbery. he will be arraigned december 4th. >>> an eighth student at princeton university is being treated for meningitis. investigators are test to go see if she has the same rare bacterial strain found in seven other cases at the school. princeton officials plan to provide students with a vaccine. it has been approved in europe, not the u.s. >>> people signing up for obama care will have more time to do so. obama administration is extending deadline by one week, giving americans until december 23rd to sign up to have health coverage starting in january. people will have to make their first premium payment on
. .. ....: ... ... ... ... there are seniors who have left hundreds of dollars of savgs on the table by not choosing the rit medicare d plan. no one could hav left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors whoompare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs prmacist, ll, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized pl comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. >>> welcome back. there is growing tension between the obama administration and the white house press corps. the organization of top u.s. journalists accusing the white house of deliberately banning photo journalists from covering the president at official state events. questions about the practice leading to this heated exchange during thursday's press briefing. take a look. >> each presidential team that has come in here has basically used for some denial of access has used the previous president as an -- presidential team as an excuse for why they denied that abscess. you are setting precedent here that the next president is g
must spend more. >> medicare, medicaid, snap and social security will reduce poverty. >> but does government really help the poor? >> everybody in cleveland low minority got obama phones! >> by any measurement, this isn't working! >> i'm glad more people have figured that out. even the singer, bono. >> commerce, entrepreneurial capitalism takes more people out of poverty. >> even some in the mainstream media. >> if you wait until the government comes in, you'll be in for a long wait. >> wow. if they get it, maybe soon more people will realize there are better ways to give. >> beautiful. >> real charity. that's our show tonight. >> and now, john stossel. >> what is real charity? some people are in trouble, say after a disaster, or simply when people are poor, americans' instinct is to think, how can government help? after all, who will help those people if not government? we libertarians argue private charity would step in, individuals freely choosing to help. but what enough of us help? most people say no. that's why literals like some columnists say when it comes to helping the n
and medicare, that's still going to dry out. take a look. >> as reported last year when considered on a combined basis, social securities, retirement, and disability programs have dedicated funds sufficient to cover benefits until 2033. joerl, medicares hospital insurance trust fund will have resources to cover full benefits until 2026. the president recognizes how central reform and attempting to work on a bipartisan basis to put them on stronger footing. >> so social security as we know it will end by what 2033? that's only 20 years from now and medicare by 2026, very frightening projections. and we go back to our studio audience. i want to play for you candidate obama. candidate obama was talking about the national debt. and he said that bush, the way he's done it, by accumulating debt, it's irresponsible and unpatriotic. let's roll this tape. >> the problem is that the way bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the bank of china in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents, number 43
with medicare retirees. the second would be to close the active city plan to all employees other than those outside the kaiser and blue shield service areas such as the heche but very small. third we ask and investigate the policies to make the changes to the active plan to draw more people into it to make the plan affordable again. howevercious that does have a down side that it might cause increase rate in population which is a higher volume than the uhc plan. what i want to say these are the consideration we have and they can all concur as individuals or in groups of two or three of the options if you want. so with that, i would entertain any questions that you may have. >> mr. scott? >> i wanted to go back to your slide 26. you identified for early retirees with diabetes is kind of a therapy that is impacting cost. are you seeing a similar trend around the things around cardiovascular disease related issues? >> when i looked at the top drugs i did not see a repeat, you have the stat ins but because of diabetes you have the insulin that is not all generic and that's where the cost accrue
end up helping them a lot of times choosing the appropriate medicare part b plan for them. so we're helping on that site also. -- part d. we were surprised how many young families were coming in. host of young families coming in, the children are already on medicaid and the coming in for care for themselves or other family members. so our successes and challenges, so what's working? the system is improving. the awareness level is increasing and good publicity, bad publicity made people aware of this is out there, the marketplace is open. so it's about more people in. most people are surprised when they come at how affordable it is. i think there's a preconceived notion by especially people who have sought some of the high-risk pools are people with chronic illness in the past have been unable to really afford it. but as with the d.c. exchange, there are trees prices and people are really surprised that it is affordable. we are doing a lot of advice in a committee. with a couple of organizations that do free and low-cost tax services, filing services for people of low income. so w
contribute more on health care and pension made a big impact. medicare, medicare, social security and americans want more benefits of all kinds and they are willing to pay for. you talk about big, bold positive solutions being the answer -- are there big bold positive experiences that come to your experience at the state level for the different probl problems? >> they are different at the federal, state and local but they have the same tenants. the things you value the most would have been cut just as much as the things that don't have a high value. what we did was initiate reform. those were a part of it. and the biggest in the state were most of the school districts had to buy from one company. by pulling back on collective gardening, school districts can bid on health insurance and districts are saving tens of millions. and other changes beyond the fiscal leave are happening. at the federal level, it was more than half of the budget; aid to local government. so anything we did to balance the budget, besides massive cuts, required reforms in those area and same thing at the nati
that are taking place within the medicare community. and this is individuals who have basically prepaid for this. government's been taking that money out of their paycheck all their working lives, if you will. and it is a series of problems. and as mr. chow from cms told us this week, a hearing in our committee, you've got 30% to 40% of that website system that has not been developed. this infrastructure, the backbone of the marketplace, if you will, that will accommodate the insurance payments from individuals to the company will accommodate the insurance payments from the insurance company to the providers. and this is why so many individuals on both sides of the aisle are now saying, you have to call a time-out. you have to suspend this. because the problems grow every single day. >> this has been a week where the nation has reflected on past president with the 50th anniversary of the assassination of jfk, and the president and the first lady, michelle obama, actually sat down with barbara walters for an interview. and one of the things that the president talked about was the legacy of john f
's been in charge of the health care website rollout is the centers for medicaid and medicare services. they released a statement where they said, basically, as we have said, this was a complex project with a short time line. they even went on to say even before the launch they expected there to be some issues. they did not think it was going to be as bad as it ended up becoming. it's interesting you have this pushback, yeah, we knew it was going to be bad, well, these new articles released today by "the post" and "the new york times" really show how bad they were, including detailing a meeting in late august of which the contractor said, look, we cannot provide over 30 services that you originally requested of us within this website. so the government agency in control said, fine, scrap them. let's move forward with what you have. so it shows a systemic culture of failure in regards to healthcare.gov, one that's really plagued this administration and has given a lot of ammo to republicans on capitol hill trying to take down the law. what's interesting, betty, though, is what they come
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conversion from the pharmacy medicare benefits. there was $1.5 million in the flex plan for 2013. $3.1 million net decrease in the blue shield's fully in insured's plan from july through december by the 2 percent premium pledge and $1.6 million net increase in other benefits. so, that nets you -- us out to the $77.3 million. we have a net point 6 million. that is a continue -- continue contingency in reserves. $9.1 million in initiatives to reduce cost and $3.8 million in early retirement in insurance program that we have to spend by the end of 14. $3.4 million in premium credits for those units that accepted the 90-83 in #5shgs 2015. what are the next steps? the controllers will public the annual financial report which you may have heard kafrd. sometimes around the beginning of the month and that is contain a high level of dbi's funding and this is a separate audit we have to do and it is available on our website we posted it and we also have copies for anybody that is interested. and then as i mentioned, the reserve levels will be evaluated in february 2014. i am open to any que
. think sugar, say splenda™ [ corbett ] if you haven't checked your medicare drug plan this year, you could be at the corner of "i'm throwing away money" and "i had no idea." well, walgreens has your back. our expert pharmacists can help you find a plan that could save you more with our free comparison report. so you can keep your money where it belongs. check your plan at walgreens. and you could save up to 75% on prescription copays. at the corner of happy and healthy. ♪ >>> this morning in today's hollywood headlines, the latest "hunger games" movie catching fire is red hot and hugh jackman making a surprising post this past week. >> alicia is going to take us through it all. good morning. >> how are you? >> nice to see you as always. the latest "hunger games" is catching fire and it's starting off even better than expectations? >> even better. the question will it break the november box office record set by "twilight" they had it at 142 million. this hunger games is supposed to bring in 145 million. >> total or opening weekend? >> opening weekend in november so this could break
in between medicare and medicaid rates. these will end up loing a lot like medicaid now works. you look at the same is, the plants that employhe most inside these changes in the medicaid plans because they already have the chief networks. gerri: to that point, speaking about her experiences with the system. here is what she had to say. >> i would likeo be able to make my own choices. i don't see government medical benefits as being anyetter than what i have. yet worse. and so i would feel like a second-class citizen. gerri: steve hopkins wanted to sign up for obamacare. she had a plan, wanted to see what she could get. she ended up on medicaid. did not wann to be there. no desire t do tha. now she is mad. what do you say? >> i wish i had a dime for every time s someone told me that. they signed up for obamacare subsidies and have been essentially put into the medicaid system. a lot of americans are not familiar with how bad it is, but let me give you some examples. the mayo clinic, the best health care -- i mean, the best cancer treatment in the world does not take medicaid. in some cas
design? this is part of the biggest change since medicare. and it's not just bigger because it's changing the health care system for everyone so that in the future years, even those people that this year, might see a price bump are going to be in a new health insurance world where they can never be turned down again. they can never be -- go ahead. >> the decision -- >> they leads me to belief you're not real thrilled with where things are? >> we're not thrilled. the affordable care act is a good law to provide huge changes in health insurance system but for some people, people that make more than 400% of poverty so if you're like a 60-year-old that makes $60,000, you don't get federal health to lower the cost of your health insurance. health insurance can still be expensive and i think this is one of the things that congress should look at. how tim prove the law to everyone has health care that's affordable. this was a piece that there were not great only options force us. californians that are losing old policies get the less new policy for them. >> let's look at the data of the team tha
to count these entitlements, social security, medicare and medicaid as great accomplishments, but 15% of your life already goes to fund these entitlements. so it's a success for the president because it's another 5% to 10% of your life under government. that was the whole purpose of obama care from the start. >> let's -- >> wait, julie, let's tell the seniors they can't afford health care. >> julie, you are paying more. >> you're getting off topic. we'll stay on affordable health care, whether it's affordable or not. michelle, in the cold open, we rolled a little bit of sound from a gentleman who his health insurance at school was lifted. the school bowie state and other colleges decided not to offer insurance plans. his plan used to cost around $50 per semester or $100 a year. the new plan, guys, do we have a full screen of this? the new plan is around $900 per semester or $1800 per year. michelle, if college kids can't get it, if middle age women can't afford it, who is going to be able to afford health insurance policy? >> nobody. look, you need young people. young people can't af
of savings on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. woah! what? it's called a smoky eye. [ female announcer ] you may not be the best at new trends but you know what's best for your kids. so we listened when you said gogurt should have only natural colors and flavors and no high fructose corn syrup. thanks, mom. ♪ by the end of december, we'll be delivering ♪ ♪ through 12 blizzards blowing ♪ 8 front yards blinding ♪ 6 snowballs flying ♪ 5 packages addressed by toddlers ♪ ♪ that's a q ♪ 4 lightning bolts ♪ 3 creepy gnomes ♪ 2 angry geese ♪ and a giant blow-up snowman ♪ that kind of freaks me out [ beep ] [ female announcer ] no one delivers the holidays like the u.s. postal service. pri
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thing with medicare. he frequently said he could never have gotten medicare theed without the help of senate majority leader who was a republican. obama, instead, chose to cram this down our throats, not one republican participated in it or it must democrats did not participate in it. whatever happened to the president's pledge when he was running for president the first time, to put all bills on the internet three days prior to a vote so we could all read them and try and understand them? he has dropped the ball there, he lied to us, i'm afraid and i don't believe the man is telling us the truth about much of anything. he doesn't care what we think about it or what our ideas might be. out: even asterisk him is "theese items, here washington post" looking at how the states are faring. they do highlight this 80,000 number in california heard they highlight some other issues as well. still, it says california's major challenges to address its goal of wanting to enroll 1.2 million people. the first month of enrollment was dominated by older people. new delays being announced. one will
. [ corbett ] if you haven't checked your medicare drug plan this year, you could be at the corner of "i'm throwing away money" and "i had no idea." well, walgreens has your back. our expert pharmacists can help you find a plan that could save you more with our free comparison report. so you can keep your money where it belongs. check your plan at walgreens. and you could save up to 75% on prescription copays. at the corner of happy and healthy. and you could save up to 75% on prescription copays. hall we do is go out to dinner.? that's it? i mean, he picks up the tab every time, which is great...what? he's using you. he probably has a citi thankyou card and gets 2x the points at restaurants. so he's just racking up points with me. some people... ugh! no, i've got it. the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points on dining out and entertainment, with no annual fee.to apply, go to citi.com/thankyoucards >> i was working in a newsroom in omaha, i ran done to put it on the air, to see the vibrant young president struck down that way. i will never forget that. ♪ ♪ >> for more
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